“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”
DIY Updating Bi-Fold Closet Doors……
Doesn’t it seem like a great day for a feature (#ssmfeatureme)? Today’s project belongs to Morgan who took on this project by herself and it’s ammmmazing!
Hi everyone! My name is Morgan, and I will begin by explaining the why behind this project 🙂
I started this closet idea mostly after being tired of looking at my guest room every time I passed it! (My office is right across the hall, so that was very frequently.) We have been in the middle of a 3 year total gut, remodel job of our home and this was our “storage room” during the process. As time and projects progressed, this room stayed the same.
I began by painting the room and ship-lapping one wall, and then as a challenge to myself I decided to see if there was anything I could do with the existing closet doors. Knowing how expensive they are to replace, I figured there was no harm in trying to update them myself before spending the money.
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- Miter Saw
- Measuring Tape
- ” Wood Slats (how many will depend on your style and size of doors)
- Liquid Nails
- Wood Putty
My husband is really the handy man, but was away at work during my guest room break down. I figured I watched him enough throughout the process and could successfully use a miter saw.
DIY UPDATING BI-FOLD CLOSET DOORS DETAILS:
I went to Home Depot and picked up 3 inch slats in the lumber section. They come in two lengths; I grabbed the longer of the two. I roughly (very roughly) figured out about how many feet I would need of these slats before I left for the store, by measuring all sides of the door then multiplying by 4 (for each panel). The design I wanted was 4 horizontal dividers per panel so I took the total length of the door and figured my spacing based on that.
To attach the slats to the door, I used liquid nails glue. Once it stuck, it was stuck! I decided to use wood putty at the joining pieces and sand to make the joints appear seamless (they weren’t seamless but I was ok with them…hey, first solo project) I did, however, use caulk on the parts that the slats join the door.
Once everything was dried (make sure its dry) I painted! I used Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, which is the trim color I used throughout my house.
And just to update… the room still isn’t finished but all things come to those who wait, right?
Finally, a HUGE thank you to Morgan for sharing this great project. And if you are interested in a possible feature, you can visit our #ssmfeatureme page for additional information.
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